Found October 25, 2012 on
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been recovering from a foot injury since last Sunday and was hoping to return for next Tuesday's season opener against the Dallas Mavericks. That might not happen. Lakers coach Mike Brown told ESPNLosAngeles.com, "I don't know if he'll be ready, so yeah, I guess there is question. I'm just going to wait for [Lakers trainer] Gary Vitti to tell me he can play because there's nothing I can do about it until they release him anyway." Bryant was injured when he tripped over Thomas Robinson's foot during the third quarter of Sunday's 99-92 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Bryant sat out Wednesday's game and will be out for Thursday's exhibition finale. The Lakers are 0-7 in the preseason. The starting five of Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace will have only played one game together before the regular season starts. "Obviously it would have been great if they would have had more on-court time against a different-colored jersey," Brown said. "But, again, I'm a long-term guy and not a short-term guy, so, they'll be ready when it counts."
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ALSO A BIG LIFETIME GUY
In an article for iVillage, the Lakers superstar wrote that his wife was a big Sex and the City fan and that he would watch the show with her. He referred to the show as "informative."
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Dwight Howard admitted in a recent interview that when the Magic began looking to trade him, he originally hoped that he would end up in Brooklyn with the Nets.
According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Kobe Bryant will miss the Lakers' final two exhibition games.
The All-Star guard was day-to-day before Wednesday night's exhibition against the Clippers.
After practice on Tuesday, Bryant said that his foot was in enough discomfort from a bruise that he would probably not play even if it were a regular-season game.
The Lakers also...
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And somewhere in the middle, Metta World Peace's mind is blowing.
''Everybody on the starting five has led their own team and...
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I think I'm going to shut down the quote of the year competition on That NBA Lottery Pick since this little nugget from Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant isn't going to be topped.Recently, Kobe penned a column on the female-focused website IVillage.com and revealed his love for the HBO show, "Sex and the City":The change occurred when Vanessa and I had our babies...
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Meet the Phoenix Suns. Introductions certainly are necessary. This team has undergone an extreme personnel makeover in the aftermath of Steve Nash's departure to the hated Lakers.
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The newcomers include a pair of former high draft picks, Michael Beasley and Wesley...
Is your wall at home looking a little bare? Well perhaps it’s time to decorate with a little bit of art inspired by your favorite team. Rare Ink has teamed up with the NBA to create a limited edition art collection.
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